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Bar Certification

Each bar jurisdiction has its own unique set of application processes and requirements. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with or visit the admissions website of the jurisdiction for which they are seeking admission.

The Law School's role in any bar admissions process only exists to the extent of certifying the applicant's legal education at the School and disclosing disciplinary records in connection to the applicant's admission and attendance at the School.

Request Certifications

If your certification requirements allow it, requests may be submitted via:

  • Mail
  • Fax
  • E-mail
  • In-Person Drop Off

University of Michigan Law School
Office of Student Records
625 S. State Street, 416 Hutchins Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

Email: lawrecords@umich.edu
Fax: 734.936.1973

Request Validation Required

Must satisfy one condition below to be accepted:

  1. Request sent from your official UMICH email account.
  2. Request dropped off in-person with valid ID.
  3. Request involving a form pre-filled with comprehensive self-identifying info.
    (e.g. Full Name, DOB, SSN, & Signature)

If the requirement is not satisfied via any of the conditions above, please provide a written or typed request letter outlining your certificate requirements, including:

  • Full Name
  • Name while in attendance (if applicable)
  • Graduation Year
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4 of SSN (if applicable)
  • Scan of Government-Issued ID (if no SSN)
  • Handwritten Signature

Set Bar Intentions

Students who expect to graduate in the Current Term should submit their intended bar jurisdiction(s) to the Law School. This helps circumvent conflicts between the Law School's grading schedule and certification deadlines of specific bar jurisdictions.

  1. Login to ExamAdmin to Set Bar Intentions.
  2. Click "Bar Certification."
  3. Submit your intended jurisdiction(s).
    (Submit "NO" or "UN" if you are Not Taking or are Undecided.)

Only students whose Expected Grad Term matches the Current Term are able to set bar intentions.